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Monsanto set to halt GMO push in Europe

For more on this check out this website:http://rt.com/news/monsanto-stop-lobbying-eu-084/ Monsanto plans to halt lobbying for its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe due to low demand from local farmers, a representative from the US agricultural giant told a German daily. “We are no longer working on lobbying for more cultivation in Europe,” Brandon Mitchner a representative […]

‘The Day the Clown Cried’: Behind the scenes of the infamous Jerry Lewis film

This is a guest post from Tabitha Vidaurri, a writer and comedinette from Brooklyn In 1971 Jerry Lewis infamously directed and starred in a film about the Holocaust titled The Day the Clown Cried.  For reasons that are still unclear, Lewis chose to depart from his trademark slapstick formula and play the role of Helmut […]

Malaria! Early 80s, all female New Wave group from Berlin that you should know about

German New Wave (or “Cold Wave” if you prefer) group Malaria were one of the most interesting groups to come out of Germany in the early 1980s. The all female band was formed by an alliance of Berlin art scenesters Gudrun Gut—an early member of Einstürzende Neubauten—and Bettina Köster. Both had been members of Mania […]

Johnny Cash in German

Kate Bush:Splendid Concert Documentary From 1980

I’d never seen this rather splendid documentary on Kate Bush before. Made for German television in 1980, Kate Bush in Concert captures what was, and still is so irrepressible about the pioneering singer and performer, and explains the delightful (and naive) charm that caused so many young virginal fans to pine for her. Mixing live […]

Post-punk art rock gods Wire, live in 1979

I spent a fair amount of the holidays rediscovering the timeless genius of Wire’s late 70’s punk/post punk/art rock triptych of Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 and I’d have to say, those three albums will never get old for me. This 1979 set for the German TV series RockPalast, taped between Chairs Missing and […]

FFR UK shared a link Iris Schieferstein

Iris Schieferstein The German artist Iris Schieferstein, has worked with dead animals as raw material for her pieces of art for many years. She joins the fragments together to new creatures and thus gives a new face to death. No matter, if her arrangements follow paintings of the great masters of art or if the […]

German tourist caught smuggling lizards in his underwear

News Source – The Local German tourist caught smuggling lizards in his underwear A German tourist has been caught trying to leave New Zealand with 23 geckos and 20 skinks hidden in his underwear, a court heard on Monday. Hans Kubus, 58, was stopped at Christchurch Airport on Sunday after checking in, and was searched […]

You want chilli sauce with that wohohahaha

German police investigate kebab sauce after attack BERLIN (Reuters) – German police are investigating a chilli sauce to determine whether it was so spicy that it was capable of causing grievous bodily harm when used in an attack.   Police took a sample of the sauce from a kebab stand in Bremen’s central train station after […]

East German Punk

Revisiting East German Punk Not even the former East Germany was spared the punk explosion of the late 1970s. But as a new exhibition shows, GDR punks had a very different agenda than that of their western counterparts.